You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers!
Can I use your instruments during my recording session?
Of course, that's why they're here! Feel free to pick up and play whatever's on hand. Guitars are usually tuned to D Standard. Please give us a heads up if you want to use our studio drum kit, however, as it will take time to set up and tune.
How much does a session cost?
There is no set rate for our services, as these tasks vary in length and intensity from project to project. Please reach out to us to discuss our rates for your record.
Do I need to pay upfront?
Windowpane Studios requires a 50%, non-refundable deposit. The remaining balance is due with the final delivery of materials to the client. In the event that you would like to extend a session the day of, payment for the overtime session is due in full at the end of the session. Mix recalls may incur an additional fee.
Do you provide mixing or mastering services for projects recorded elsewhere?
We are happy to mix projects that we didn't record! Feel free to come to us for overdubs and retracking as well. We provide reamping services, provided that you can supply a clean DI track. While we do not provide mastering services at the moment, we can refer you to several qualified and trusted mastering engineers.
Do I need to be present for the mixing process?
While you are certainly welcome to stick around during mixing sessions, they are long and tedious processes that we typically perform alone. However, we are perfectly happy to have you in-studio to listen and give feedback on mixes once they are finished.
Can I rent the entire studio?
Typically, for mixing-only projects, you do not have to be present. However, when you pay for a recording session, you have access to all of Windowpane Studios: engineers, outboard gear, live rooms, microphones, instruments, etc. Just let us know what you have in mind!
Are you a producer? Can I bring in my own engineer or producer?
We are happy to serve as producers for your project, for an additional fee. While you are free to bring in outside producers or engineers, studio rates will still apply.
Are there any studio rules?
While we want you to have the recording experience of a lifetime, we do have several rules. We ask that you refrain from smoking inside the studio building. We also ask that you consult with the engineer before changing mic positions or equipment settings.